As part of The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary’s University’s 50th Anniversary Season, The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge returns to LA for a festive Holiday Concert under the breathtaking dome of the Second Church of Christ Scientist (Art of Living Foundation), on Saturday, Dec. 9th at 2:00 PM.
[The Choir will present a beautiful seasonal program, O Magnum Mysterium, with works from …………………… including some exquisite arrangements of traditional carols, and a selection of festive favorites that herald the season of Advent and the joy of the Christmas story.]
Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1972, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the world’s leading university choirs. It has been praised for its consistently ‘thrilling’ and ‘outstanding’ performances worldwide. Recent engagements include performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Orquesta Sinfonia Nacional de Mexico, as well as recitals in Barcelona’s Palau de Musica, El Escorial Madrid, St John’s Smith Square London, and across the USA and Canada. In addition to live performances, the Choir has produced an impressive discography of more than forty recordings.
The Second Church of Christ Scientist (Art of Living Foundation) is spectacular inside and out. Imposing Corinthian columns decorate the facade of the structure, topped by a monumental copper dome. The foyer is richly appointed; the vast sanctuary flooded with natural light.
Now a Los Angeles institution, the Da Camera Society was founded at Mount Saint Mary’s University in 1973 by MaryAnn Bonino with the intention of fostering the return of chamber music to the intimate environments for which it was conceived. The Society’s mission expanded over the years to embrace a wide variety of musical genres and educational programming celebrating the diverse communities of greater Los Angeles.
Through its Music in Historic Sites concert series the Society presents internationally acclaimed artists in programs matched to sites of architectural, historical, and cultural significance to the greater Los Angeles area. The Los Angeles Times has referred to the series as “site and sounds merged sublimely,” and “simply the best chamber music series in town.,”
The Second Church of Christ Scientist (Art of Living Foundation) is located at 948 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007